$15k up for grabs in Microsoft’s Code Your Art Out Competition, Open Now

by Liam Britten

Up to $15,000 is on the line for the best app submitted for the Code Your Art Out coding competition launched by Microsoft on June 1st. The unique part of the competition is that Microsoft partnered with TechSoup Canada to help identify non-profits that need applications.  There is a bonus prize of $5k for winning entries that help non-profits.

The big theme behind this contest is using Microsoft technology in a way that integrates with other technology. It’s about collaboration, not only between non-profits and developers, but between Microsoft technology and Open Source.

The first place app will win $10,000, and the second place one will win $5,000. As well, partner company TechSoup Canada will award $5,000 to the first-place or second-place applications, or potentially both.

The competition opened on March 1st, and closes on June 1st. The top two finalists will be announced on June 10th, and on June 24th, the top two finalists will compete head-to-head in an event downtown.  

For more info on Code Your Art Out, click here.

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The Vancouver Development Center (VDC) is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The centre is home to some of the best and brightest software developers from around the world. Since opening its doors in September 2007, the VDC has quickly become an intricate part of Microsoft’s global strategy for distributed software development. VDC employees play a key role in architecting systems,... more

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Liam Britten

Liam Britten

Liam Britten is a writer and editor with a journalism background operating out of Vancouver. In addition to his work at Techvibes, he has been published in student publications across Canada, as well as local newspapers such as The MapleRidge-Pitt Meadows TIMES and The Langley Advance. An aficionado for the finer things in life — such as video games and sports — Liam is plugged into the tech... more

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